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Presentation by Martin Parr (CABI) and Chris Addison (Euforic) at the DFID RPC workshop - London, 22 July 2008

Presentation by Martin Parr (CABI) and Chris Addison (Euforic) at the DFID RPC workshop - London, 22 July 2008

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  • 1. Using R4D Using the Research4Development Research portal R4D to find information on DFID-funded Research Martin Parr (CABI) Chris Addison (EUFORIC)
  • 2. The home page of R4D Navigate to site content
  • 3. Research News Latest news is here Click here for the news archive
  • 4. Show all news or filter by subject Click link
  • 5. In-depth news and success stories are covered in Case Studies Click link
  • 6. Register for news alerts by email or RSS feed
  • 7. DFID’s archive of 5000 research projects can be searched Click here for lists of projects on a particular topic. For example, Sustainable Agriculture
  • 8. You can also Search for research projects in particular countries Or Search for research organization contacts for all DFID’s partner organizations in different countries
  • 9. An Advanced Search of the project database can be used to construct more complex queries
  • 10. Advanced and other Searches can also be used to access the archive of 15,000 publications
  • 11. This is the result of an Advanced Search for Projects and Documents on “malaria” and “Ghana” The results of the search are held in the page Address, which can be copied and emailed or linked to from a website
  • 12. This again is the result of an Advanced Search for Projects and Documents on “malaria” and “Ghana” Click here to select a project record
  • 13. Project records contain background information on DFID-funded projects, and link to outputs and publications from the project Click here to select outputs from the project
  • 14. 2 3 1 Filter results to show only particular document types, e.g. ‘Newsletter’ 2 Select a publication from the list for this project to view a summary 3 Select View PDF 4 Read the full publication 4 1
  • 15. 1 Search for all site content with the Site Search 2 Use the power of Google to search all site content 3 Use a range of specialist search engines on our Search assist page to search for information on DFID research 1 2 3
  • 16. Use R4D to get targeted information on DFID research The myR4D leaflet shows you how to get started
  • 17. We have generated some example targeted feeds from R4D on particular themes
  • 18.
    • Targeted feeds can be delivered to users in several ways, via:
      • a Google personal page,
      • a Newsfeed,
      • as code which can be used to integrate the feed on your website,
      • as a PDF
  • 19. R4D alerts delivered by newsfeed can also be used to set up targeted alerts via email 1 2
  • 20. 1 Confirm you want to receive a targeted alert via email 2 When you receive a verification request, click the link 3 To receive confirmation of your email subscription 1 2 3
  • 21. To add a feed to a Google personal page 1 Select the Google icon on the feed list 2 When you receive a verification request, click Add to Google 3 The feed will be added to your Google personal page 2 1 3
  • 22. You can create your own targeted feeds from our project database, to create for example a feed of DFID-funded projects in “Africa” on “Agriculture”
  • 23. Please contact us for further information:
    • Martin Parr
    • Programme Manager
    • CIMRC
    • [email_address]